Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

Winter Sports Information
The Winter Sports season for boys bowlinggirls bowlinggirls gymnasticsboys swimming and divingboys fencinggirls fencingcompetitive cheerleading, and competitive dance is scheduled to begin on Nov. 16 and information meeting details are listed on individual sport webpages.
According to the IDPH Winter Updates to All Sports Policy, sports are designated as lower, medium, and higher risk, and are therefore limited in activities based on the designation. The Illinois High School Association has moved wrestling to the new summer season, which will begin on April 19. There is still ongoing uncertainty on when the basketball season will begin. We are in ongoing conversations with the IHSA and the Governor’s Office for next steps.
As more information becomes available, we will update our girls basketball and boys basketball webpages. The deadline to register for winter sports is Nov. 9 and additional information is also listed on the main SHS Athletics page.


Recording of Cap and Gown Ordering Webinar
Director of Student Activities Dr. Ted Goergen hosted a webinar on Oct. 30 to outline the timeline and process for seniors to order their cap and gown and other accessories. A recording of that webinar is now available and orders can be placed through Nov. 20 on the Jostens’ website which includes cap and gown packages and cap and gown only orders. A summary of this information is also posted on the Jostens portion of the SHS Student Activities webpage.


Boys Cross Country
Senior Wesley Park finished 68th at the IHSA 3A Boys Cross Country Sectional, hosted by Hoffman Estates High School. His time of 16:51.12 was one of the best of the season for him. This was the last race for the senior athlete, and also the final race for the IHSA State Series, as there is no culminating State Finals scheduled in Peoria this year. IHSA results.


Large-Scale Effort to Diversify STEM Faculty at U.S. Universities
Nineteen universities have joined an ongoing project aimed at developing more inclusivity in faculty recruitment, hiring and retention in STEM departments at U.S. universities.

SAT and SAT Scores Cannot be Reviewed by University of California System Schools Next YearA California judge has granted a preliminary injunction barring UC schools from considering ACT and SAT exam scores as part of their admission process for the next academic year. Concerns have been raised that the tests are biased measures of academic success by advocates of people with disabilities as well as low-income and minority students who sued the system last year.

How Virtual Education is Impacting College Student’ Access to Voting
Where state college students are allowed to vote has gotten more complex as many are attending classes remotely from another state.

Report Reveals Inequities in School Funding for District Schools
A new report found that 53 school districts across the United States spend significantly less amount of state and local funds on what are classified as high -poverty schools than on lower-poverty schools despite the higher needs present in schools with students considered as low-income.

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